Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Kingfisher in the Rushes
I've had this image for a few months now after winning it in a blog challenge. I haven't really been crafting very much at all until quite recently when I felt in the mood for doing some colouring again. I've been making my design team cards and that's about it but I've had a spate of colouring images just for the sake of colouring a lovely image. I really enjoyed colouring this one even though my eyes were playing up and I had to stop and start a number of times.
The image is called 'Kingfisher in the Rushes' and is by Delicious Doodles.
Unfortunately my photo isn't 100% which I didn't notice until after I'd cropped it and saved it so I think I'll use it and hope it's not too noticeable. It's only at the top of the photo where the sun throws a slight shadow. I coloured the image using my Promarkers and a Sakura gelly roll pen on the dragonflies to make them glisten. I first of all cut it out with a Spellbinders grand oval nestie and it didn't look right with a broad white border. I then cut it down to half width and I still didn't like it so I eventually took the bull by the horns and cut round the black oval edge! I was dreading making a mistake because it had taken me ages to colour and I thought I would make a mess of it. I'm pleased to say that it worked. I think the image stands out much better. The card blank is by Joanna Sheen and the backing paper is from a First Edition 'Hideaway' pad. The pearlescent greeny/bluey/grey card is from 'I know not where'. I must have bought it at a craft show because there are ten sheets in a bag but with no name on it. It's a beautiful colour and I thought it toned in very well with the feathers of the kingfisher. After cutting the mat for the backing paper I cut three different widths of the same card to add as side pieces to the design. The little wooden dragonfly is from Create and Craft and I coloured it with the Sakura pen to make it glisten like the ones in the image. I used a Spellbinders resplendent rectangle for the sentiment which I'd generated on the computer. I added a little 'kingfisher' coloured pearl to each side of the sentiment.
I'll enter my card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes with twist of Birds of a Feather
Eclectic Ellapu Pink Team - Wings
Eclectic Ellapu Purple Team - Flowers and Butterflies
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes